Virginia Testimonials

Dennis Rawley – President, Augusta Seed Corporation

“Through our proprietary research at Augusta Seed, we have discovered a unique genetic derivative in corn.  This line promotes extended green life especially in the presence of Grey Leaf Spot.  This picture was taken on September 1 in A9967.  It is under heavy Grey Leaf Spot pressure in a research plot in Staunton, VA.  A9967 is our latest “Green Gene” hybrid.  If you are having blight issues you need to select the “Green Gene” from Augusta!”


Dennis Rawley – Augusta Seed President – Staunton, VA

“The “Green Gene” gives us season long disease protection, especially against Grey Leaf Spot and Northern Leaf Blight.  This picture was taken on September 1 in A9967.  It is under heavy Grey Leaf Spot pressure in a research plot in Staunton, VA.  A9967 is our latest “Green Gene” hybrid!”


Marion and Buck Cobb – Dayton, VA

“A6867 has great digestibility and it gives us a big yield every year.  We’ve planted it for years.”


Stephen Ellis – Caret, VA

“We have planted Augusta Seed corn for years.  I have found their products to be competitive with the national brands.  The A5664 is a stable plant in good years and tough ones.  I really like the A5658 and have had good success with A5162.  The way I see it, the BUCK STOPS with Augusta Seed corn!”


Craig and Danny Groseclose – Wytheville, VA

“We have been counting on Augusta Seed hybrids for a long time!  This year most all of our corn acres are planted in Augusta.  We are particularly pleased with our A5663 and A2956.”


Garrett and Todd Beck – Deerfield, VA

“This is our first year with Augusta and it is the best corn on our farm!  It has great disease tolerance which is critical for us.  We have chopped some of the A5663 and it looks great, but we have some A5566 that looks even better!  We will increase our Augusta order next year.”


Winston and Stephen Ellis – Champlain, VA

“We really like the versatility of the A5658.  It is a corn we can plant on a variety of soil types and it always does a good job!  This year under stress, the A5658 averaged 180 bushels per acre and we are well pleased.”


Scott, Noah and Steve Wine – Waynesboro, VA

“I particularly like A5566. It handles stress, stays healthy, stands great and YIELDS!”


Scott, Noah and Steve Wine – Waynesboro, VA, Wine Farms

“We’ve been planting Augusta Seed hybrids for about 4 years now and they have consistently performed for us for silage and grain.  We particularly like the way our A5566 handles stress, stays healthy, stands great and yields!”


Scott, Noah and Steve Wine – Waynesboro, VA

“I particularly like A5566.  It handles stress, stays healthy, stands great and YIELDS!”


Chris Wilkins – New Market, VA

“I like A5566 because of its green life.  We’ve had extreme disease pressure this year and some hybrids have died early.  This A5566 is still healthy late in the season and looks like it’s making a good yield.”


Charlie Schooley – Staunton, VA

“A5566 is my go to hybrid!  We got behind the 8 ball with harvest this year because it was so wet.  The “Green Gene” in the A5566 and A5465 saved us!  It kept the corn alive and green so we could put up quality silage.”


Charlie Schooley – Staunton, VA

“My favorite full season corn is A5566.  It has the “Green Gene” and stays healthy for a long window of harvest.”


Ben Marshall and Peyton – Buchanan, VA

“My A5566 in Buchanan, VA has 18 rows around and 44 kernels long with a finished stand of 27,000.  I plant the “GREEN GENE” (A5566).”


Ben Marshall and Peyton – Buchanan, VA

“I told my Rep I want a full season hybrid that will go across varying soils, handle hot and dry stress, will tolerate blight pressure AND will yield!  It looks like my A5566 did all of that and more!  My fields are hand checking above 220 bushels per acre at 27K population.”


Floyd Childress – Christiansburg, VA

“I switched several years ago to the Augusta “Green Gene” hybrids because of heavy blight pressure.  I am here to tell you my A5465 and A5566 perform on my farm where some other national brands have failed.  They just stand out and consistently yield!”


Floyd Childress – Christiansburg, VA

“I can tell you that A5566 and A5465 have fixed our grey leaf and blight issues!  They both stay very healthy and green as they mature.  I am looking forward to planting the new A5264 (114 RDM).”


Garrett and Todd Beck – Deerfield, VA

“This is our first year with Augusta and it is the best corn on our farm!  It has great disease tolerance which is critical for us.  We have chopped some of the A5663 and it looks great, but we have some A5566 that looks even better!  We will increase our Augusta order next year.”


Wes Kent – Weyers Cave, VA

“I really like the A5465 because it has everything I need in a hybrid.  Great disease tolerance and nice ear development with high starch content.  This bottom ground has been saturated for weeks.  The leaves have also stayed wet from rain or heavy dew, yet this hybrid has thrived!”


Floyd Childress – Christiansburg, VA

“I switched several years ago to the Augusta “Green Gene” hybrids because of heavy blight pressure.  I am here to tell you my A5465 and A5566 perform on my farm where some other national brands have failed.  They just stand out and consistently yield!”


Floyd Childress – Christiansburg, VA

“I can tell you that A5566 and A5465 have fixed our grey leaf and blight issues!  They both stay very healthy and green as they mature.  I am looking forward to planting the new A5264 (114 RDM).”


Jason Stuth – Staunton, VA

“This A5264 looks great.  I did not apply fungicide and the disease pressure has been immense this year.  The roots and stalks are holding up well.”


Jason Stuth – Staunton, VA

“This A5264 looks great!  It has been 120 days since planting, no fungicide and the disease pressure has been immense this year.  This is one of my poorer fields and the water is continually running out of the field because it rains nearly every day.  Yet the roots and stalk are still very healthy.”


Scott Rector – Meadowview, VA

“I liked the performance of this new hybrid A5264-3000GT.  The green life is the best that I saw this year.  I plant Augusta every year because I need hybrids with great disease tolerance.”


Steve Collins – Augusta Seed Rep

“A5264 is 114 RDM and has exceptional green life and dry down.  It is a companion hybrid to A5566 with similar characteristics but 2% moisture earlier than A5566.  A5264 has the drought tolerance, green life and dry down needed for our environments!”

540-908-6218

(Rocky River Farm on Lumber Mill Road, Dayton, VA)


Floyd Childress – Christiansburg, VA

“I can tell you that A5566 and A5465 have fixed our grey leaf and blight issues!  They both stay very healthy and green as they mature.  I am looking forward to planting the new A5264 (114 RDM).”


James & Jamie Lee – Courtland, VA

“A5065 has impressive ears and the grain quality is very strong!”


David Hudnall – Roadview Farms – Heathsville, VA

“The A5065 and A4658 performed well for me!”


Calvin Haile – Dunnsville, VA

“I planted the A5065 under my pivot this year. I was very impressed with the late season intactness of the plant and also the yield.  The A5065 averaged 205 dry bushels per acre.  I will definitely plant more of A5065!”


Calvin Haile – Dunnsville, VA

“I planted A5065 at 34,000 plants per acre and it looks great.  With medium stature and huge well filled ears, I couldn’t be more pleased!”


Calvin Haile – Dunnsville, VA

“This is my first experience with irrigation and with A5065.  They are both impressive!  We planted A5065 at the end of April so we could get our irrigation system in place.  It was planted at 34,000 plants per acre and it looks great.  With medium stature and huge well filled ears, I couldn’t be more pleased!”


Larry Custis – Pungoteague,VA

“A5065 yielded 175 bushels per acre and stood well!  Call me for your Augusta Seed corn needs!” 757-999-3264


Larry Custis – Pungoteague, VA

“A5065 (115 RDM) topped my trials this year.  It yielded 193 bushels per acre and stood our stress well.  Its standability and green life were real good.  The test weight and grain quality was outstanding!”


Jason Stuth – Staunton, VA

“The A4959 is a yield leader for me and I love that 60# test weight!”


Charlie Schooley – Staunton, VA

“I planted the A4759 after July 13th and it has done great!  We are chopping it on October 27th and we are expecting about 18 tons per acre!”


Charlie Schooley – Staunton, VA

“I planted A4759 after wheat on July 13.  I had to have more corn and it is beautiful!  I needed a hybrid that had guts to stand our stress.  My favorite full season corn is A5566.  It has the “Green Gene” and stays healthy for a long window of harvest.”


Charlie Schooley – Staunton, VA

“I planted A4759 on July 13, 2018, only 1 day old and 6 feet tall!”  Dealer – 540-337-1105


Charlie Schooley – Staunton, VA

“I realized I needed some extra corn silage after my wheat was harvested.  I planted A4759 because it has a reputation for being tough under stress and drying down fast.  I planted it on July 13, 2018.  This picture was taken on August 23rd, only 41 days old and 6 feet tall!”


Wes Marshall – Weyers Cave, VA Steve Collins – Augusta Seed Rep

“I love the plant size and low ear placement on A4759.  Health is good for 109 RDM and the ear development is great!”


Wes Marshall – Weyers Cave, VA

“This is my first year with A4759 and I am very impressed!  I heard it was a good hybrid in VA and had done exceptional in PA, so I tried it.  I love the plant size and low ear placement.  Health is good for 109 RDM and the ear development is excellent!”


Gary Bushong – New Market, VA

“This A4759 has looked good all season.  Ears are filled out very well, still a little green life late in the season and is standing great.”


David Hudnall – Roadview Farms – Heathsville, VA

“The A5065 and A4658 performed well for me!”


Charlie Schooley – Staunton, VA

“I saw the A4465 in 2017 in the Augusta research and it looked great!  I have some planted this year and I am impressed.  I like the medium stature and low ear placement.  I know these ears are going to get very girthy and they are already really nice.”


Craig and Danny Groseclose – Wytheville, VA

“We have been counting on Augusta Seed hybrids for a long time!  This year most all of our corn acres are planted in Augusta.  We are particularly pleased with our A5663 and A2956.”


Dennis Rawley – President of Augusta Seed – Staunton, VA

“Augusta 1165 (115 RDM) is a new genetic line.  It combines stability across environments and management styles.  Its unique germ plasm contributes feed value for silage with very good standability, dry down and grain quality for shelling.  Watch the yield trials for its performance and order today!”


Cindy & Larry Custis – Pungoteague, VA

“I had 11 hybrids in my plot this year.  A1165 topped the plot beating the 2nd place hybrid by 20 bushels per acre!  A1165 looks like a great fit for the Eastern Shore of Virginia!”


Larry Smith & Bob Long – Elliston, VA

“Augusta products are a fit for our customers.  The plant health and tolerance to blight are a real relief for our growers.  Call us for your Augusta Seed needs!” 540-808-5168 or 540-268-2267


Dennis & Angie Rawley, President of Augusta Seed

“We started growing seed corn in the spring of 1977.  At that time, there was no CBLL, no GT and no RW.  They were just letters in the alphabet.  No-till was just getting started.  To put it in perspective, you could buy a new 4x4 pickup with all the bells and whistles for $7000.  Many major companies have consolidated or no longer exist today.  Forty years later, Augusta is a steady force in the seed world.  Many thanks to thousands of customers that have supported us – you are truly part of the Augusta Seed Family!”


Dennis & Angie Rawley – Augusta Seed Corporation

“Forty years ago we had a huge learning curve ahead of us at Augusta Seed.  Genetics and technology have evolved in unimaginable ways.  No one had ever heard of designations such as BT, RW, GT or RR.  Those were just letters from the alphabet.  Today we think we could not get by without them.  This brings up some of the latest technology available through Augusta – Duracade.  It is designed for on farm use only at this time.  If you have serious or out of control issues with rootworm, call Augusta.  We have the technology you need and the genetics you want.  Wow, forty years has made a difference!  Give us a call and see what local research and dealing with a family owned company is all about for 2018!”


Dennis & Angie Rawley – Augusta Seed Corporation

“We produced our first seed corn in the summer of 1977.  It was so dry that the herbicides did not work well.  The dry, hot weather stayed with us all summer.  The first seed crop for Augusta was full of challenges.  We took the approach that failure was not an option.  Not only did we survive, we grew!  In 2017, we are introducing new hybrids from 85 RDM to 116 RDM.  These new hybrids are going to increase yield potential and give you better options for your farm.  Call us today for more information and make sure you come to our field days.  Thanks for your business!”


Dennis Rawley – President, Augusta Seed

“Augusta Seed is over 40 years old and we remain a stable force in the seed corn industry.  Most companies have consolidated or been sold.  If you have not tried our products or it has been a few years since you had them, give us a call.  Our fine dealers are always ready to answer your questions.  Thanks for your support!”


Dennis Rawley, Augusta Seed President – Staunton, VA

“A lot has changed over 40 years.  One thing that I appreciate that has not changed is your support for the Home Town Team, Augusta Seed.  Another thing that has not changed at Augusta is how we visit you and offer our service.  Oft times, it is all done across the hood of your pickup.  If you have not tried our new varieties of corn give us a call.” 540-886-6055


Dennis Rawley – President Augusta Seed Corporation

“Forty years have gone by fast at Augusta Seed.  We have to say we have grown and expanded beyond our wildest dreams!  The relationships are our largest asset.  We have enjoyed getting to know thousands of farmers over the years.  In celebrating our 40th, we will be bringing some of our history back to your attention.  Also, starting with this edition of our advertising, you will start to see a “Crop Progress Report.”  This report will indicate the conditions at each of the four primary locations that we produce our seed.  Thanks again for your support!”


Angie Rawley – Staunton, VA, Augusta Seed Owner

“I did not grow up on the farm but I have been linked to the farm since 1979.  I have grown to respect the farming profession and the many wonderful relationships we have built with our customers.”


W. D. Harris – Mineral, VA

“Augusta Seed corn was great in our testing!”


James Haile – Dunnsville, VA

“I’ve been an Augusta dealer and customer for over 25 years!  Call me for your Augusta Seed corn needs.” 804-241-5214


Calvin Haile – Dunnsville, VA

“My father and I have used and sold Augusta for 25 plus years.  We have really enjoyed working with this company.  They deliver solid performing corns, with great service.  Call me for your Augusta Seed needs.” 804-512-8364


Laurie Dryden – Exmore, VA

“I grew up in agriculture.  Both sides of my family have been farming for generations.  I can’t imagine any other kind of life.”


Cindy Custis – Pungoteague, VA

“I enjoy helping Larry on the farm.  I handle all the books and help move equipment from field to field.”


Jason Bray – Urbanna, VA

“We’ve used Augusta Seed corn for over 20 years.  Augusta works for us!”


Nathan Smith – McGaheysville, VA

“I am planting half of our corn acres in A7768.  It is a very high yielding variety for silage and grain for us.”


Fred Smith – McGaheysville, VA

“Augusta Seed corn is a staple on our farm for grain and silage.  The A7768 makes outstanding feed value for our milk production.”


Michael & Wesley Drake – Newsoms, VA

“Augusta 7767 and A7766 work well for us.  I like how Augusta brings me not only good yielding corn varieties, but varieties that stand well and are suited for our local area.”


Michael & Wesley Drake – Newsoms, VA

“Augusta 7767 and A7766 work well for us.  I like how Augusta brings me not only good yielding corn varieties, but varieties that stand well and are suited for our local area.”


Josh, David & Jacob Heizer – Middlebrook, VA

“No matter the weather, wet or dry, A6867 gets the job done.  We have used it for several years and it’s an all time great!”


Weldon Heatwole – Elkton, VA

“Augusta Seed corn performs for us.  Our favorite is A6867.  It doesn’t blight easily and has been a leader here for several years.  I also really like that the A6867 comes with the Viptera trait by Syngenta.  It protects the ear from worms and saves bushels which make a complete plant package.”


David Hutchinson – Melfa, VA

“This was my third year planting A6664.  I have been very impressed with how well it stands and the nice test weight.  This year it averaged 180 bushels per acre!  A6664 will definitely be on my farm in 2018!”


W. D. & Sam Harris – Mineral, VA

“I had a test plot on my farm this year with all the big companies.  When the smoke cleared the Augusta 5566 and A6664 topped the trials!  We walked the plots before the harvest and you could just tell by looking at the Augusta corns that they were gonna yield!”


Davey Showalter – Bridgewater. VA

“We had a super corn growing season.  A6164CBLLC did what a good hybrid should do.  It had great early vigor, great green life all summer long and no lodging.  It ended up making 240 dry bushels per acre.  I also like that this hybrid is priced as a conventional.”


Steve & Scott Wine – Fishersville, VA

“Augusta 5566 was our best on the farm!”


Mike & Charlie Schooley – Staunton, VA

“We really like the A5566.  It is tough against stress and still has high yields.  We use it for silage and grain.  The A5566 holds its green life really well.  It gives us a longer window for harvesting silage.”


Scott Rector – Meadowview, VA

“I have used Augusta Seed corn for several years.  My cows milk well off of the Augusta corn. I really like the green life and blight tolerance in the A5566 and A5465.  They are exceptionally good hybrids for my farm where blight has been a major issue.”


Carl Outland – Carrsville, VA

“The Augusta 5566 has excellent grain quality, plant health and is a great dryland corn.  Over the last two years the yield has been amazing!  This year it averaged 210 dryland bushels per acre. I plan to continue planting it!”


Wes Marshall – Weyers Cave, VA

“A5566 has the stress tolerance and standability to go along with its high yields!  It works for me.”


Wes Marshall – Weyers Cave, VA

“A5566 is a top hybrid for me year after year!”


Wes Marshall – Weyers Cave, VA

“Augusta 5565 and A5566 have been strong performers on my farm for several years.  They yield, stand and dry down well.”


W. D. & Sam Harris – Mineral, VA

“I had a test plot on my farm this year with all the big companies.  When the smoke cleared the Augusta 5566 and A6664 topped the trials!  We walked the plots before the harvest and you could just tell by looking at the Augusta corns that they were gonna yield!”


Floyd Childress – Christiansburg, VA

“On my farm, Augusta has beat the blight!  When I first started dealing with Augusta my number one issue was how to deal with the blight and leaf disease.  A5566 and A5465 have done it!  They are hands down the best corns I have ever used!”


Wilson Burkholder - Dayton, VA

“A5566 – 242 Bushels Per Acre!”


David Mason – Onancock, VA

“Augusta 5565 did a fine job for me.  It stood well and yielded good.”


Wes Marshall – Weyers Cave, VA

“A5565 is a top hybrid for me year after year!”


Wes Marshall – Weyers Cave, VA

“Augusta 5565 and A5566 have been strong performers on my farm for several years.  They yield, stand and dry down well.”


Cindy & Larry Custis – Pungoteague, VA

“I really like Augusta 2956 and A5565.  The A2956 dries down fast and yields well for an early corn.  The A5565 provides very high yields and great standability.  Call me for your Augusta Seed needs.” 757-999-3264


Cindy & Larry Custis – Pungoteague, VA

“I really like Augusta 2956 and A5565.  The A2956 dries down fast and yields well for an early corn.  The A5565 provides very high yields and great standability.  Call me for your Augusta Seed needs.” 757-999-3264


Wayne & Brian Garber – Mount Sidney, VA

“A2847 is a great short season corn.  It has high yields and is a fit for our farm.”


Stephen Ellis – Caret, VA

“I have planted Augusta 2847 (97 RDM) for 5 years.  We plant more acreage of this corn than any other.  This year it averaged 200 dry land bushels per acre.  It was my best corn!”


Dennis Rawley – President of Augusta Seed

“This A1564 was planted May 9.  This picture was taken on Sept. 27.  We were under extreme stress with 7 weeks of dry hot weather.  We only had 1 inch total of rain during that period here in Staunton, VA.  The stress tolerance in this hybrid is very good.  It excels for milk and works well for a grain hybrid.  For best results, use with a fungicide when you go over the field with a ground rig the last time.”